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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 18, 2010 12:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 7 - 18 - 76 Orpheum Theatre / What a Huge Sandwhich !

The last show in a six gig run , begun on the 12th . BG handed out masks to the audience in between sets . He then turned the house lights on , as the boys began playing MAWell . They were a bit taken aback , apparently .
For me the fun begins with post drums LIG > WR > TOO > StS > NFA > StS > Wheel > TOO > Stella . There is much more , of course . I can not decide which source is better , so I'll put both up . Have fun .
This is some of the good stuff , for what ails your mind

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-18.sbd.bertha.14838.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-07-18.pre-fm.kbfh.berger.107832.flac16

edit - for those having difficulty with IA lately , WV has this .

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/grateful-dead/concerts/orpheum-theatre-san-francisco-july-18-1976.html



This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-07-18 07:56:04

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jul 18, 2010 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 7 - 18 - 76 Orpheum Theatre / What a Huge Sandwhich !

07-18-76 Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, Ca. (Sun)

1: Half Step, Cassidy, Row Jimmy, Mama Tried, Scarlet, L. L. Rain, Tennessee Jed, Minglewood, Loser, Music

2: Might As Well, Samson, Candyman, Lazy Lightning> Supplication> Let It Grow> Drums> Let It Grow> Wharf Rat> Drums> Other One> St. Stephen> NFA> St. Stephen> Wheel> Other One> Stella Blue, Sugar Magnolia

E: Johnny B. Goode

FM broadcast KSAN-San Francisco
They come out of the gate with some truly beautiful songs that really keep a listener interested then begin to lose us. Loser and TMNS are good. Set 2 starts off with a good Might As Well and Samson but it gets real good with Candyman. LL through Wharf Rat is the gem of the show. After that, it loses the charm. They come to a stop after NFA before going back into SS, then that stops and we get the Wheel, then that stops and back to the Other One. Stella Blue is a real hightlight.

The HALF-STEP to start the show is the kind I really like, it has a good punch with the “on my way” s. Very well played also. The CASSIDY is beautiful. ROW JIMMY is one of the best so far. It’s very slow but still has a lot of intensity. MAMA TRIED just sparkles. SCARLET is big and sound like almost any version from ’77 it is really just a masterpiece. LL RAIN is what it is as is TENNESSEE JED. MINGLEWOOD is ok but doesn’t really have the spark it can have sometimes.

LAZY LIGHTING is pretty amazing. This is not sleep, slow ’76 Dead, this is very up-tempo that has the same quality as 10/9/76 does, Jerry’s notes seem to float on top of the song. Very nice. The jam is very long which I like and it just blasts into SUPPLICATION. Now it sounds as though they only have a little bit of time to get this done because they are almost frantic here but in a very good way. It’s only a minute and a half but they pack a lot into it. The song just ends by them going directly into LET IT GROW. This is not your father’s LIG. It has all the jazz you want and right before the drums it sounds like they want to go into Spanish Jam but don’t. This is a furious version that keeps on going for almost 7 minutes before doing another abrupt change into DRUMS. They’ve been doing some pretty experimental things with this segment lately. This is a powerful but standard version of drums but once again after a count from Bobby the abruptly shift back to LIG. This is just instrumental and could actually just be called a jam as it doesn’t have a real semblance to LIG but it is a nice jam with Jerry’s guitar sounding more like his midi did 13 years later, but in a nice way. The segue into Wharfrat is started at the end of the jam and builds its way to the notes in a very melodic, sweet way. It’s another 2 minutes into WHARFRAT before we hear the opening notes that mark the beginning of the song. We go another minute before Jerry sings the first words. This is shaping up to be something special. The outro jam is very different from typical Wharfrat jams, it’s like they know this is the last concert for 2 weeks and really want to do some of the stuff they’ve been practicing. You can hear the Other One for the last 4 minutes of the jam but they don’t “actually” go into it. They stop the guitars and let the drummers take them to the actual precipice where Phil steps up and takes us confidently into THE OTHER ONE. This starts and doesn’t really let up. It’s a really good version that keeps the momentum going. The outro jam descends very slowly and deliberately into SAINT STEPHEN. It sounds like Jerry is the one who really wants this to happen cuz it seems to take a second for them to make the turn with him. This is very SLOW, I almost don’t see how the drummers can even drum its so slow. This is not a monster Stephen but it is always good especially if you were there. There is a nice segue into NFA but again, this is not going to make anyone believe in the Loch Ness Monster. Back into the SAINT STEPHEN Reprise with a rolling intro to THE WHEEL. This is an average version as well. There is a nice descent into STELLA BLUE which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, somehow they have figured it out again and really do it up on the outro. This is not a majestic version of Stella but it is beautiful in its simplicity. Our journey that began with Lazy Lightning comes to a close and they actually stop at the end of Stella before launching into SUGAR MAGNOLIA.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 18, 2010 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 7 - 18 - 76 Orpheum Theatre / What a Huge Sandwhich !

Ditto my comments fro 7/17 . LOVE to have this run as a set .

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